Cara Barth

I am passionate about empowering individuals through holistic healing. This vision grew from my personal grief experiences, which included, loss of dear loved ones, divorce and mandated life “re-assessments”. My specialty is “Transitional Grief Patterning (TGF).”  TGF focuses on the fact that ANY loss in one’s life may develop into...

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Penny Cesco

I was 23 years young when I lost my mother. She was only 52. That year was 1979, so my journey has been long.  There have been so many events in my life I wish I could have shared with my mother.  In 1999, I experienced some difficult situations and...

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Jenny Crabtree

Jenny Crabtree lost her mother in 2008 to a devastating injury, which subsequently took her life at the age of eighty. A close friend recommended the Motherless Daughters class, which she took in early 2011. It was during the class that she had to face the reality that she was...

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Mary Ellen Collins

When I was 15, I lost my mother to breast cancer. Only when I was stricken with a severe illness in 1999 was I forced to examine how mother loss has affected my life. As a result of confronting the early loss of my mother, I developed and began the...

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Cathy DiBella

My mother loss began at birth; she was there for me physically but emotionally left me empty. Because of this lack of emotional connection, I was very angry as a child and this continued as I became an adult. In 2004, I became so exhausted from being angry, I decided...

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Paula Eggebrecht

My mom passed away the day before Mother’s Day in 2009. I then became the full time caregiver for my father who had dementia. He passed away 2 1/2 years later. A close friend of mine referred me to the Motherless Daughters Ministries. While attending the 12 week class, I...

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Colleen Ehrnschwender

My mother is 88 years old, but I lost her around the time I turned twelve. She essentially became the child; me the mom. And how terribly ill-equipped I was to take on this role. I have spent most of my adult life trying to answer the “why” and the...

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Laura Horn

My mother loss is three fold.  My father died in 1995 and my mother moved to Cincinnati.  I never really felt close to her and realized that part of that was because I never felt my mom was there for me as a child.  She was always busy but didn’t...

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Lisa Potzick

My motherless daughter experience was in 2 parts. The first part was when I was 12. My mom could not deal with me growing up, was unable to talk to me about life, and was not able to reach back when I reached out to her. The second loss was...

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Barb Snyder

I took the Motherless Daughter class in 2005 in an effort to realize just who “mother” was in my life.  Mom died in December 1999 after a 5 year battle with dementia issues, with gradual loss of speech and movement and some mental decline. But when Gram died in 2001,...

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Laura Strassell

Laura Strassell lost her mother to cancer only six months before she took the Motherless Daughters Class in the fall of 2010. But it was there that she realized she actually experienced a “double loss,” having “lost” her mother to the effects of chemotherapy ten years before that. The change...

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Julie Thompson

Julie was 26 years old when she lost her mom to a 9 year battle with breast cancer. “Since I lost my mom as a young adult, it can be easy for me to focus on all the life events that my mom will miss. However, the Motherless Daughters Ministry...

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